• Use


    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes


    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes


    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes


    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support


    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes


    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 7.2oz


    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel height
    Men: 38mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
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Updates to Skechers GOwalk Evolution Ultra - Initiate

  • The Skechers GOwalk Evolution Ultra - Initiate is a walking shoe designed for men looking for a comfortable, yet lightweight everyday gear. It features a woven mesh upper that is both breathable and pliable to facilitate natural foot movements.
  • The sole unit is made of the ULTRA GO midsole which also acts as its outsole. The compound is not only durable but it is also responsive, allowing it to absorb shock and be ready for the next impact. Visible on the underside are the ULTRA PILLARS, which are structures that enhance rebound for added comfort.

Skechers GOwalk Evolution Ultra - Initiate size and fit

The Skechers GOwalk Evolution Ultra - Initiate is created for men and is available in US sizes 7 to 14. Widthwise, it comes only in a D - Medium profile. The bootie construction of the footwear is designed to deliver a snug fit, but there is also a lacing system that provides a way for users to tighten the fit.


The Skechers GOwalk Evolution Ultra - Initiate features a full-length cushioning unit that functions as both the midsole and the outsole. It is crafted to be hard-wearing to endure walking on hard surfaces.

Additional structures called ULTRA PILLARS can be found at the forefoot and the heel. These columns are adaptive, allowing the sole to adjust to the surface and give bounce to each step.


The midsole of the Skechers GOwalk Evolution Ultra - Initiate utilizes the ULTRA GO cushioning. This proprietary platform is engineered to be lightweight and responsive to each step.

This model also employs the Air Cooled Goga Mat which is a high-rebound cushioning component. It is lined with a breathable fabric that helps in keeping the foot fresh.


The Skechers GOwalk Evolution Ultra - Initiate sports a bootie construction. The upper is made of a woven mesh fabric that allows for natural foot expansion during walking. It is also breathable, keeping the inside well-ventilated.

The midfoot is adorned with a lacing system anchored by webbed eyelets that aim to heighten the lateral support. The high apex uses a smooth fabric that prevents irritation of the instep.

The material used on the front panel continues to the collar and the interior of the shoe. The plush collar functions to securely lock the foot down and also prevent chafing at the Achilles.